Indie, Pop, Rock
North Coast, NSW
Electronic, Hip Hop
UV boi is an 18 year old producer from Brisbane making mellow yet heavy-hitting 808 music that's created a sea of feelings in our heart.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
The first thing I attempted to produced when I began making music was sample based hip hop instrumentals. At the time I was listening to MF DOOM and his various aliases and Wu-tang also, this was back in 2010. The year earlier I was really into hardstyle and techno music, I know right, what a complete 180. Anyhow, I picked up interest in electronic music around late 2012 and started to dabbling with a lil bit of dubstep, trap and most recently Jersey Club. All under my first project named "EP". Throughout this time I didn't have any idea of music theory, I just had a keen ear. I took the time last year in year 12 to get piano lessons which were pretty beneficial. Fast forward to March of this year, which was when UV boi was born. With my new honed skills I returned to making hip hop but with this new UV boi spice.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
The internet, especially via Soundcloud. There's just an endless stream of cool music on there. Some of the people I've come across on there are as young as 13 and are already doing wonders.
What can punters expect from a UV boi live show?
You can expect me dressed in a full Adidas tracksuit strapped in my durag squat for 20 minutes straight during the pre of my set. On stage, I use an APC and an MPD. Launching clips with the APC on Ableton and playing stripped sounds from my track on the MPD (eg. drums or vocal cuts or instruments, whatever really).
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Make bangers" - Eli Marsland
"Keep making music. you're really good at this" - Lochie Riordan
Most importantly though, are the people who I showed my first crappy beats to and have always been supportive and seen something. Shouts out to Erina, Eoghan, Cheyne, Kai and Joe Joe.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Renz - Look Good On Me
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Ben Lee - Cigarettes Will Kill You (Horrorshow and Jane Tyrell Cover)
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Tkay Maidza x Battles x Conorock - Atlasaurous In Babylon (ELI Bootleg)
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Ahhh I haven't been exposed to many local gigs that I haven't been apart. UV boi has only just become UV man, so I'm excited to experience those cool pub gigs.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
Brisbane has a cool small community of electronic artists but not really many in the same line of my style though. I haven't connected with these other Brisbane artists yet mainly because they most likely don't even know my existence haha. In the future I'd like to get to know them. I had befriended two prior to creating UV boi. These cool dudes are ELI and Kraznov.
What are your plans for UV boi in 2014?
The plan for 2014 is to enjoy things and connect. A lot of cool things are happening very fast and all at once. I plan to work on an icy UV boi ep shortly, whilst still releasing singles here and there and maybe even some official remixes too. If you're a Brisbaner, you may see me out and about playing a few shows every now and then. Stay connected with me and we'll rock durags and squat together. SquatSquad
Shouts out LUCCIboys (Rappers Who Can't Rap Mixtape coming soon)
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